Joined on 05/25/09
Better then expected
Pros: Don't have to do a clean install of OS.
Cons: A little pricey. Not much documentation/instructions.
Overall Review: Performed better than I hoped. I paired this with a 32GB SSD (minimum for Win 7) and I'm pretty impressed. Installation was simple. You'll get better performance if you do a fresh install of your OS on an SSD, but if you don't want to do that, this is a great option.
Pros: It's a pretty straight forward drive. For Windows 7, I just plugged it into a USB 3.0 slot and it was ready to go in no time at all. I've been using it primarily as a daily backup for critical data. It's quiet, feels like it's nice quality and it has performed as expected. It can't be beat for the money.
Pros: Nicely designed tooless case. Looks great, nice build quality .A little larger than a lot of mid sized cases. It was a pleasure to build with this case, no frustrations. I liked the rubber grommets around holes in the case for your external water cooler/radiator. Included fan is quiet and works well.
Cons: None. I don't know of any cases this good for the money.
Overall Review: No, there are no fan mounts in the top of the case, the motherboard sits there so there wouldn't be room for fans anyhow. And yes there are two slots for fans in the front panel behind the air filter for more airflow if you desire.
Pros: I was a little hesitant to buy this product because I'm not particularly an Acer fan. I did check this out along with the Samsung Chromebook at a physical electronics store and I liked it the best. The build quality is decent, the keyboard feels fine to me. I wouldn't want to write my thesis on it, but it's fine for web surfing. I prefer this form factor over a tablet since I don't have to smudge the screen with fingerprints and I can adjust the screen angle to my taste w/o holding it.. I thought I might have issues adjusting to the Chrome OS, but it really couldn't be any easier. I get about 4 hours of battery life, I'd probably get more if I didn't use it to watch movies. No problems at all with Wi-Fi. Probably my favorite thing about Chrome and this computer -- you're almost instantly online when you turn it on. I also like that it has three USB ports and an HDMI port. Nice! This would be a great laptop (more of a netbook really) for grandma, the kids or anyone that just wants to surf the web and consume media. If you are looking for something for productivity, Windows compatibility or as a your main computer, this probably isn't for you.
Cons: A 16 GB SSD is tiny, I didn't know they even still existed. This isn't really a problem if you just consume media and surf the web, but if you wanted to store movies or video, you might want to consider the version with a standard HDD. Chrome assumes you want to use the cloud for everything, so I guess the size is a reflection of that. It has a VGA port?! Come on really? Waste of space.